A Field Trip


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September 26th 2007
Published: September 26th 2007
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Working with students at the local library on the history of Athieme eventually led to a field trip to Abomey to tour the royal palace and the statue of the last Danhomeian king (Danxome being the previous name for the country of Benin) who resisted French colonization. We had a lot of fun looking at stuff and hearing blood and guts stories of ancient times.


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'I will never accept to sign any treaty that could alienate the independence of this ground from my ancestors.' Possibly not the best translation. I don't have my dictionary in front of me.
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The statue of the king.
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The group of us in the artisan's courtyard of the royal palace.


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